How to Set Achievable Goals for 2020

It’s 2020 and that means that it’s not only a new year but a new decade! And guess what? There’s a strong sense for everyone to have a fresh start!

It’s that moment you open your fresh calendar, start scrolling through your lnstagram feed getting motivated to lose those pounds in the gym and feeling inspired to write a list of your New Year goals. Yet, all too often, we stumble over the first steps of change and quietly retreat to old, unhealthy habits. Well, it’s going to stop right there as we’ve put together some tips on the best way to set achievable goals for the New Year to help and guide you to have a successful new year.

1. Write down your goals and review them periodically

There’s something powerful about writing something down on paper, and this is particularly true for a goal! That moment when you see your intentions written down, it clearly helps the mind to focus and visualise the outcome. Keep the list of your New Year goals in a prominent place, where you can see them regularly as it will be a great reminder and help to keep you on track! Here are a few ideas how you can do this effectively:

  • Write your goals on colourful sticky notes and tape them to your bathroom mirror. This will be the first and last thing you see every day.
  • For certain goals that require accountability for success, take a picture of your goal written down and put it as your wallpaper on your phone. This will be a constant reminder for you.

2. Set goals that are attainable and realistic

Setting big goals can be quite daunting at first, especially when they involve many steps to reach the finish line! Another way of approaching this is by framing your resolutions as smaller goals that can be accomplished more realistically. For example, if you want to save a certain amount of money over a year, break that down into monthly and weekly goals. The same can be applied to weight loss and many other goals too! This will help you stay on track to achieving your big goal with realistic steps and timelines as opposed to trying to take on too much at once and setting yourself up for failure. You can also celebrate the mini wins along the way!

3. Create goals that focus on different areas of your life

Focusing on one part of your life may not always be the best approach to achieving a happy and balanced lifestyle. If you set different goals across different areas of your life, you’ll definitely see the positivity impact you in more ways than one. Here is a way you could separate your goals:

  • Professional Goals
  • Personal Development goals
  • Finance Goals
  • Health and Fitness Goals
  • Relationship Goals

And there we have it, a few little life tips on how to set your 2020 goals in the most effective way! We wish you all a Happy New Year from everyone at Areaworks. And, if one of your New Year’s goals is to find a new office space, why not book a tour of one of our Areaworks spaces so you can get 2020 off to the best start! 

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